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Bcg vaccine

Aug 07, 2020 14:58
The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, evaluated a group of healthy volunteers who received the BCG vaccine in the five years before the ongoing pandemic, and compared their immune system function to that of healthy volunteers who were not administered the shots. read more
Aug 02, 2020 23:54
The analysis “revealed a significant effect of mandated BCG policies on the growth rate of both cases and deaths after controlling for median age, gross domestic product per capita, population density, population size, net migration rate, and various cultural dimensions (e.g., individualism). read more
Aug 02, 2020 14:04
The BCG vaccine is usually given at the time of the birth of a child to prevent tuberculosis. The research says that the BCG vaccine helps develop immunity against various other infectious diseases. read more
May 28, 2020 20:38
The drug has been recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as prophylaxis for Covid-19 among healthcare and frontline workers, and also for clinical management of patients, he said. read more
May 27, 2020 13:32
Ashish Jha is a professor of Global Health at TH Chan School of Public Health and director, Harvard Global Health Institute. read more
May 02, 2020 23:52
Immunity conferred through BCG vaccine may be effective in preventing a cytokine storm, the article suggests. A cytokine storm is when the immune system goes into an overdrive and starts attacking the body’s own cells and tissues other than fighting off an infection. read more
Apr 30, 2020 04:28
Correlation isn’t causation, but it’s interesting to note that India, Peru and Portugal have almost universal coverage of the BCG vaccine — given to children to fight tuberculosis, and which helps them build immunity to several other respiratory ailments. read more
Mar 31, 2020 11:03
India started BCG vaccination of children in 1949, and currently 97% of 26 million children born in India receive the BCG vaccine free. read more
Jun 25, 2018 10:09
Suffering from Type 1 diabetes? This tuberculosis vaccine may help to reduce high blood sugar, says a new study. read more